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Lockn' Festival Wraps Up in Nelson County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect heavy traffic along Route 29 Sunday night through midday Monday as a massive outdoor music festival wraps up in Nelson County. Music fans flocked to Oak Ridge in Arrington for the concerts all weekend.

The final bands took the stage Sunday night at the Lockn' Festival and organizers are counting the crowd. Around 25,000 people attended Lockn'. Many camped out for the four-day festival. Some stayed overnight in tents, others went for VIP venues.

This inaugural festival's co-founder, Dave Frey, says he plans to install the metal lock symbol on the property

"We want to plant the seed now for next year," Frey said.

Bands lined up backstage and said they were looking forward to performing and meeting other bands.

"We are excited to hear some of our heroes that are going to play after us, I can't wait to see the Black Crowes," said Darren Stanley, the drummer for Col. Bruce Hampton.

Frey said they were still looking forward to some surprise bands Sunday evening before the festival ends. He also said traffic leaving the festival should flow much better than it did on the way in.

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